Do the dance and make some noise with three Australian lads who are creating quite a stir with their debut album, You Should Be Like This More Often. Danny G, identical twins Tim Tainsh and Danny Tainsh make PTY LTD are performing in the Valley's post-bandh weekend. Our sister publication, WAVE, interviewed the band about their sound, doing live dance music and how Kathmandu made it onto their world tour.
How would you define your music?
Pty LTd: Our music is deep-sophisticated, smooth, sexy, dance music. Our sound is very well known in America and Australia so there it's quite easy to define our genre which is called West Coast House.
How different is that from seeing a DJ spin?
It is improvised but structured. A DJ can't extend a killer track for another two minutes but we can! We always have a great time when we play and love to get the audience involved as much as we can.
How did you decide to 'do' Kathmandu?
We always wanted to take our music overseas. When we got the opportunity to travel to Kathmandu, we jumped-we were totally excited. Plus we heard the people in Kathmandu are all good looking! It's easy to organise to play in major cities around the world, like London and New York, but Kathmandu is something very different.
We hear that 'Who's been watching you', a single from your album that American DJ Derrick Carter remixed, is burning up the dance charts. Is that why PTYLTD are headed there?
After Kathmandu we are heading to Europe for a showcase event and then onto America, where we have had recent #1's on the American dance charts. We went to New York last year and did some quick promo shows to support our vinyl releases.
Is there any eastern instrument in your repertoire?
No, but we will taking a serious mobile recording system with us to collaborate with musicians over here. We hope to meet some local musicians at the WAVE event. We will be recording in the studio in Kathmandu with some local musicians if they are up for it.
Wow! Recording as you go...that sounds awesome.
It's something that we always wanted to do-capture sounds of different cultures and people and record them. We will be travelling with a documentary maker and will be releasing a DVD when we return from America.
Catch PTY LTD at:
. Club Platinum from 8PM on 21 September. Yak & Yeti Hotel
. Wavevent at Yala Maya Kendra 4 PM on 21 September
. Jatra 6-10 PM 24 September
. Enticer Lounge-A-Rama 4PM onwards 26 September at Hotel de'l Annapurna